Welcome To The O-Zone-Where Economic Development Is A Zero-Sum Game

Follow Late on Thanksgiving eve, the Obama administration released a roadmap of regulations being finalized in 2015. Within the bundle of more than 3000 regulations lies a rule on ozone that President Obama himself, in 2011, “put on ice” in an effort to reduce “regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to […]

Another Major Global Warming Alarmist Claim Debunked—By Simple Facts

Follow The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season hasn’t lived up to the dire predictions of global warming alarmists. This season, once again, has had few hurricanes. In fact, the first four years of this decade have been very quiet. Even Sandy wasn’t a hurricane when its center hit New Jersey. The 1938 storm that many have […]

Finally, The Truth About Renewables

Follow Google scientists Ross Koningstein and David Fork admit that renewables won’t save the world from global warming. They were put to work by Google in 2007 to establish how renewables, such as wind and solar, could replace fossil fuels and bring atmospheric levels down to acceptable levels. Alarmists have claimed that CO2 emissions were […]

It’s Time For Tough Love On Tax Credits For The Mature Wind Industry

Follow A pending vote on a tax-extenders package—that would have a slim chance of passage in the new Congress—will reveal whether or not Congress learned anything from the 2014 midterms. Throughout 2014, since the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for the wind energy industry expired on December 31, 2013, lobbyists from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) […]

The Gruberization Of Environmental Policies

Follow Call it the Gruberization of America’s energy and environmental policies. Former White House medical consultant Jonathan Gruber pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars before infamously explaining how ObamaCare was enacted. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he said. “It was really, really critical to getting the bill passed.” At least one key provision was a “very clever […]

Dear Northeast, How’s That Solar Working Out For Ya?

Follow A couple of months ago, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a “whopping” 37 percent over last year. Other regional utilities are expected to follow suit. Why, when natural gas prices are at historic lows that have been predicted to lower electricity rates, is the Northeast facing double-digit increases? Changes […]

Needed: Accurate Climate Forecasts

Follow President Obama’s agreement with China is about as credible as his “affordable care” pronouncements. Pleistocene glaciers repeatedly buried almost half of the Northern Hemisphere under a mile of ice. The Medieval Warm Period (~950-1250 AD) enriched agriculture and civilizations across Asia and Europe, while the Little Ice Age that followed (~1350-1850) brought widespread famines and disasters. The Dust […]

Time To Allow Oil Exports And Put A Big Hurt On Some Producers

Follow Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com. For those of you old enough to remember the 1970s, you may recall how dismal economic conditions were as a result of unenlightened policies coming out of Washington. Among the more counterproductive laws were the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and the Export Administration […]

Pipeline Politics–Why The Democrats Will Lose

Follow Talk about being in the middle of Middle America. This week, I’m in bitterly cold Nebraska — Omaha, to be exact — visiting with my wife Colleen’s family. On Tuesday night, I watched the Die-hard Democrats in the Senate stop a bill to force approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would carry oil […]

Prepare For The EPA’s Next Regulatory Tsunami

Follow Looming Environmental Protection Agency ozone regulations personify the Obama administration’s secrecy, collusion, fraud, and disdain for concerns about the effects that its tsunami of regulations is having on the livelihoods, living standards, health, and welfare of millions of American families. Virtually every EPA announcement of new regulations asserts that they will improve human health. […]